Dog rescued after cliff fall

PUBLISHED: 09:27 24 November 2010

Ellie should make a full recovery

Ellie should make a full recovery

Archant

AN injured golden Labrador dog was rescued by Weston RNLI after falling 35 feet down a cliff.

Ellie was out walking with her owner yesterday (Tues) when she attempted to chase a bird and took the tumble at Sand Point on the Bristol Channel.

Weston RNLI was called to the scene and the crew plucked her to safety.

She injured her eye and broke a leg in the fall but a spokesman for the RNLI said she should make a full recovery.

RNLI Helmsman Andrew Stone said: “It is not unusual for us to be called to rescue pets.

“We do so not only to save the animals life but to also avoid the owners trying to do the rescue and getting themselves into dangerous situations.

“We always advise dog walkers to keep their animals on a lead when they are near cliffs or other dangerous areas.”

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